GOMA - YAYOI KUSAMA'S "LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW"
A child-friendly exhibit 'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' displays a variety of pieces from Kusama's vast body of work since the 1950s. It explores her key motifs, her engagement with the body, and her conception of space.
Her experimental use of colour, light and varying textures, such as her celebrated 'net' paintings, enthral children and adults alike. Kusama's light installations, performance, soft-sculpture, and assemblage pieces are designed to draw-in the viewer and immerse them within the art.
The iconic 'infinity room' is absolutely worth the wait in line, even if it is only for the 45-second experience of independently entering the enclosed room filled with "glow-in-the dark" hanging lights, mirrors and a water installation designed so beautifully, it's hard to determine what dimension you've entered.
It's even worth a second line-up!
Another "must do" is the immersive interactive The obliteration room (2002 – ongoing), a collaboration between the artist and QAGOMA which debuted at ‘The 4th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ and has since been experienced by more than five million people at venues around the world.
The exhibition culminates in an encompassing presentation of Kusama's most recent paintings from the visually arresting 'My Eternal Soul' series (2009 – ongoing). Kusama’s iconic work in Gallery's Collection Narcissus Garden (1966/2002) is also on display in the Watermall at QAG.